Anchorage News Nightly: June 12, 2009


Flooding waters and ice ripped through Eagle leaving behind a huge cleanup effort.

Photo by Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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Legislators Have Questions About Exxon-TransCanada Deal
Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau
Legislators have a lot of questions about Thursday’s announcement that Exxon and TransCanada will work together on development of a North Slope natural gas pipeline.

Industry Observers Mull Exxon-TransCanada Partnership
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
Industry observers are also wondering what exactly the partnership will look like and how significant this may be for advancing a pipeline project.

Freed Legislators Return to Alaska
The Associated Press
Former state Representatives Vic Kohring and Pete Kott have returned to Alaska.

Flooded Villages Can Expect Quick Federal Response
Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau
Victims of last month’s spring breakup floods can look for a quick response from federal and state agencies now that President Barack Obama has declared the region a disaster area.

Eagle Residents Working Hard to Rebuild
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
Residents of Eagle aren’t just waiting for help from the federal government.

Southcentral Anglers Feeling Pinch of Closures
Ellen Lockyer, APRN – Anchorage
Southcentral Alaska anglers are hurting due to sport fishing closures affecting a number of king salmon streams.

Chinnok Salmon Run Off to Good Start on Yukon
Shane Iverson, KYUK – Bethel
Subsistence fishers in the Yukon River are seeing a good start to the Chinnok Salmon Run.

State Swine Flu Cases Now Number 21
Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage
Alaska’s confirmed H1N1 cases jumped by seven today for a total of 21.